Friday, February 25, 2005

Promises... promises....

And since I promised my friend Jennifer I would stay on top of this blog, here is a crazy patch (accidently posted a couple of days ago) which I started last year. It's all stitched up and ready to be made into the flap of a little shoulder bag. I just need to put the beast together and I'm done. Perhaps inbetween finishing the great box-unload this weekend. I really want to be able to sew in the dining room soon.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

OUFO....old unfinished object

This little piece I started several years ago using a bunch of samples I got from Keepsake Quilting and suplimented by fabrics in my stash. I tried using freezer paper to make the blocks match up but it's still a bit off. I recently got some multi-coloured thread to play around with which happens to be the same colour scheme. Now I'm very interested in finishing this off just so that I can play with the actual quilting. I may only wind up with a rather large pillow or bag, but as it was really just an experiment to begin with...

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The official renaming

Since I am scattered, like crazy quilts, and I done gradiated from UofR, I have officially renamed my blog (after a bit of googling to make sure I was the only one). I think this fits me almost as well as Magpie (collector of odd and shimmery shiny bits and bobs). So... this is it. And I promise I'll get some pics up soon.

Friday, February 11, 2005

First things first......

First things first.... just gotta make sure this baby works. I am intending to get the camera going this weekend to get pics of stuff I've made in the past year or so as well as things I'm making for our new house. When I have time, I'll plunk a picture of the house in question right here. In the meantime, you'll just have to put up with my ramblings. As for stuff I've made recently, it includes a bag, some rather small bits of crochet, some doll clothes and the big project I'm working on right now is a paper-pieced fabric book for my friend Linda. I was going to make a wall hanging but was inspired by an article in the latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors to make a book. Having made a number of books and to date, zero wall hangings, I'm thinking a book is probably a better approach for me anyway. More about that later.